Man Finishes 50 Ironmans in 50 Days and Lives to Tell About It
Once, a long, long time ago I did an Olympic length triathlon for no other reason but to see if I could do it. I got in great shape and had fun and most certainly didn't win. But I did it and I'm proud as peach!
Or, I was, until I read about James Lawrence, a 39-year-old triathlon coach and personal trainer who completed 50 Ironman-distance events in 50 states in 50 consecutive days! That's nuts! That's a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and 26.2-mile run every day for 50 days!
I'm proud if I lightly jog for 3 days in a row!
Why did he do it? Well, the father of five from Lindon, Utah, raised $70,000 for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, an organization focused on teaching kids about nutrition and obesity.
It takes around 10-15 hours to complete one of these races, so he didn't get much sleep, or have much time to eat and rest! And, he did it for almost 2 months straight!
A documentary film crew followed him and his family on his journey.
And thankfully, a masseuse and chiropractor visited almost every weekend for therapy to help Lawrence recover!
Now that his quest is complete, he and his wife plan on visiting schools around the country to do motivational speeches and teach children how to fight obesity!
Wow... just wow.
Click here to read more about Lawrence's story.